Of all the tenets of manhood, one I take great pride in is being a man of Vision. I have been blessed to have an amazing father raise and continue to instruct me in the ways of life, and a lesson that stays in the foreground of my mind comes from Proverbs 29:18. “Where there is no vision, the people perish”, dad would tell me. I thought this spoke to what we see with our natural eye, but as life and experience did its work, I understood that this principle delved deeper into the setting and achievement of goals for self, the community, and future generations. If I would sit and visualize where and what I wanted from this life, with the right work ethic, it could be mine.
I’m not a biological father, but as a High School choral director in Pleasant Grove, I make it a priority to mentor my students on this idea. I tell them whatever they start, always begin with the end in vision. It doesn’t matter how dark their start; they have the power to envision a substantially brighter future. Unfortunately, in our nation, our vision as a whole is failing. Despite our surplus of resource, we are seeing an increase of social “blurs” on both overt and systemic levels.
It has been said countless times “We become so that others can become”. It is my challenge to men everywhere to find young men to pour into, that our current Vision be corrected. We have a golden opportunity to use social momentum to shape what we see for the better. Brothers, let’s utilize our platforms to make it so.
June 18, 2020 - July 8, 2020, 15 strong, confident and truth-seeking men will share some of their struggles, accomplishments, and challenges of 2020… You don’t want to miss this, so make sure you check back as they reveal what it's like "Being A Man In 2020"…